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Dr. B. Ambiga

Psychologist, Chennai

Dr. B. Ambiga Psychologist, Chennai
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. B. Ambiga is a trusted Psychologist in Vanagaram, Chennai. You can meet Dr. B. Ambiga personally at Serene Life Hospital in Vanagaram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. B. Ambiga on Lybrate.com.

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I've a depression and anxiety disorder for a year. Recently I found out my vitamin d is 10 which show deficiency. Does this anxiety and depression is because of vitamin d deficiency?

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
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I've a depression and anxiety disorder for a year. Recently I found out my vitamin d is 10 which show deficiency. Doe...
I would recommend you to go for following remedy Natural home remedy using cardamom seeds: 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day Surely you will get results.
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Hii. My brother is 24 year old he is very addicted to cigarette before he have his breakfast he use to smoke in the early morning. For every hour he smokes. After lunch dinner before on bed. He also took nicotex gums before one month ago so after tat he left for 1 week again he started smoking regularly so please suggest me to help. Thank you.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Best age to stop smoking is before 40, In fact do not start all Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 31st May is “World No Tobacco Day” Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality.
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I am manoj. I have smoking daily. In 3years, so I have leave a smoking what can I do?

PHD Psychology, MSC Clinical Psychology, BSC Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
It’s hard to quit smoking, but you can do it. To have the best chance of quitting and staying a non-smoker, you need to know what you’re up against, what your options are, and where to go for help. Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) can help with the difficult withdrawal symptoms and cravings that 70% to 90% of smokers say is their only reason for not giving up cigarettes. Using NRT reduces those symptoms.
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I am problem with depression. Please do some suggestion to remove it ?

Advanced Skills in Counselling, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, DCS, Hypnotherapist
Psychologist,
Medication and counselling helps to remove the underlying cause of depression. It is treatable and curable. Making life style changes in diet, exercising regularly. Sleeping well for 7-8 hours everyday, having a good social support system and having positive thinking helps to keep depression at bay. Click on private chat to connect with me.
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Hi, I was with my aunt & uncle over a month and I have seen there my uncle treat my aunt like an animal he beat her regularly that in front of my eyes with belts wire , charger of laptop etc my aunt somehow managed me to send out me my home now I am in my home but since the things that I seen there regularly comes in mind I didn't even sleep sometimes what should I do or please suggest me advice me deeply I never expected anything that my Uncle did with my aunt there I got very much depressed and mentally ill please suggest me what should I do what should my parents do and my family.

PG Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, Masters in Psychology, PG Diploma in Business Management, Bachelors Medical Biochemistry
Psychologist, Warangal
Hi, I was with my aunt & uncle over a month and I have seen there my uncle treat my aunt like an animal he beat her r...
Dear lybrate-user, very sad! your uncle beating aunt violently, it is very bad, he might be having misunderstanding with your aunt, you haven't mentioned why he is showing his violent nature towards your aunt. Any how his sadistic actions indicating that he is facing psychological problems either your uncle is not happy with your aunt, or they have conflicts. As you are worried about aunt inform your parents amiable manner so as elders they can find solution to their problems coming to you, you have shifted to your home it is good, otherwise facing these situations in this age may hamper your studies, career and future. To overcome from this situation you speak to your parents and elders to find the solution of their problem by sitting together solve the problem with discussion you just relax and try to forget the what was happened try to shift your self in making your self busy in your studies and career. Practice meditation regularly meet your positive friends, have good time with them read positive, motivational books after coming out from the situation concentrate on your career/ studies all the best!
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How to increase brain catching power?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear I think you are talking about concentration and attention. You must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please post a private question to me and I will help you with" effective learning" techniques. Take care.
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How to make my relationship strong I need specific answer please help me out day by day she is telling me I am her best friend where she used to tell I am her boy friend.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate-user. Your behavior is her key to understanding you and you cannot control her thoughts. You don't know what her circumstances are of which she calls you now a friend. Honesty and love are pretty important in relationship. Be hones and love her from your heart. Take care.
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I am 23 old 5.11" I have been smoking since 2010 but from last 3-4 months I have been smoking 10 to 12 sticks per day but now am tired of itI m finding it very tough to quitcan you suggest some medicines to cope up with damage done by the ciggerate.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There are some medicines to help you with quitting the smoking but only for the initial stages. You will need to meet with a doctor to get that prescription. The habit can be very difficult because of the many conditions attached to smoking. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important reason. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time.
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Hi doctor,. Her age is 31years 6 mns. She had a habit of eating lot of halls (month-lyptus) daily. She can't stop this habit. If we intake more halls means any cause to her. Please answer this question in detailed.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Eating too much of anything is bad and this type of halls etc are bad she has to overcome the habit by self discipline and self control just don't buy it from the market
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I am addicted to my cell phone badly .its the time of my boards and instead of studying. I remain involved in my phone. I make plans to study but then I fail in executing them because of the temptations from my mobile. please help!

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, Masters in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I am addicted to my cell phone badly .its the time of my boards and instead of studying. I remain involved in my phon...
Hi Lybrate user Try to make a study schedule. Keep in mind why you are passionate about this exam and start feeling that you are very close to your destination. After exams you have free time to have fun. Make short term goals for each day hourly basis and after completion of your goal give yourself a reward it may be your mob just for 5-10 minutes. Always remember" you are the creater of your own destiny" eat healthy sleep well and just do your best. All The Best.
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I want to Control My Mind. I cnot stop my mind whn its distracted from Goal. M occurring Many problems like stress, Demotivatd, unhappy please help me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I want to Control My Mind.
I cnot stop my mind whn its distracted from Goal.
M occurring Many problems like stress, D...
Consult clinical psychologist and get motivational counselling, it will help u. Eat fresh healthy food, have physical exercise for 30 mins a day, manage time well, reduce time with gadgets, avoid smoking and drinking (if you do) and have a good sleep for 8 hours. Things will happen positively.
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I am 29 year old guy. .I am facing fear of failure .not able to work on goal. .fear of shame.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am 29 year old guy. .I am facing fear of failure .not able to work on goal. .fear of shame.
YOu have to develop positive thinking and look forward to life as a challenge and succeed . Do meditation and yoga
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Hello Doctor, My husband is taking wine since last 10 years, & now his habit of drinking wine is increasing which effects our personal life as well his health. Please advice what should I do to get out him from alcohol addiction?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Ideally, he must want to quit alcohol himself. But there are other things that can be done with or without his cooperation. It sounds like he is an advanced stage of alcoholism and needs admission to a rehabilitation center to ideally help him deal with this problem. There are no guarantees about stopping one’s addiction. But that does not mean we should not keep at it, over and over again until we succeed. Now it is difficult to give up all by himself because he has become addicted to alcohol and there is so much to do. Under such circumstances it is best that you admit him into a de-addiction center and let him stay there for at least 6 months and after that he can attend counseling with a professional. There are medicines that help with the drinking just to ease the initial craving and to act as an antabuse i.e. he will have a serious reaction, if he consumes even a small quantity of alcohol or alcohol based substances. It has to be carefully monitored to see that he not only consumes the medication but is also avoiding alcohol. Ultimately, it is his will power and the support that he receives from the medical fraternity and his close and dear ones. He must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course take a look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ‘cross addictions’ i.e. another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide him on several measures and precautions he will need to take to stay with his resolve. Even after the rehabilitation he must attend AA meetings and continue this support for a long time. The family will also need to attend some sessions and go for Al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. He cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to his drinking and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. The children will also have to attend meetings to work out their issues because of the father’s habit. In fact, they are all suffering from the Adult Children of Alcoholics Syndrome (ACOAs), which in effect means that they are genetically predisposed to alcoholism or can have cross addiction problems, and that they will have similar traits of the abusing alcoholic but in a milder form. There are special support groups for them all over the world. Should they touch or indulge in alcohol or any addictive substances or behaviors, they could also become full-fledged addicts themselves. Make a serious plan with whoever else’s support he can get and act on it fast. If he is not cooperative, there are some centers that will come and pick him up, after he is completely drunk, and admit his by force. This will however, require the wife and family’s consent. You must be firm without nagging him. A counselor will also help in convincing him to give up the drinking.
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I am a 24 years old female. I am in depression because of love failure. Could you please help me how to overcome this depression?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I am a 24 years old female. I am in depression because of love failure. Could you please help me how to overcome this...
Dear, you should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. Please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.
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I am 23 years old and I am suffering from mental stress for about 2 months, I was very depressed that I have tried to self-harm. Please tell me something or else ill die thinking.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am 23 years old and I am suffering from mental stress for about 2 months, I was very depressed that I have tried to...
You seem to be suffering from emotionally unstable personality disorder, which can be confirmed by psychological assessment (can be done online too). In this disorder self harm, feeling stressed/ depressed and mood swings in a day are very common. I suggest you consult a psychiatrist and get remedy. CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) and a course of SSRI s would help. All the best.
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I lost my closed friend by accident. So I am very sad and I want to recovery from this. Please help me.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I lost my closed friend by accident. So I am very sad and I want to recovery from this. Please help me.
What you are going through is greaving. Loosing loved one is not easy to deal with emotionally. I am sorry for your loss. When you are greaving, your mind is continuously engaged in sad and disturbing thoughts and feeling of loss and perhaps guilt. When sadness over powers you it is difficult to feel any other feelings. Even feeling happy makes you feel guilty and uneasy. Slow but effective way to over cone sadness is to engage yourself in some neutral activities such as cleaning. Walking or readjng a light book. Once you try that for few days you may be ready for following things. There are few things I would like you to try. 1. When you feel sad. Feel the feeling of sadness fully. You may close your eyes and let that sadness flow through your mind and body. If tears flow let them flow. Cry it out. Feeling what you feel fully and totally is healing. Once you feel your sadness fully. You might feel the lightness in your heart. Feel that too and say out loud. How wonderful! and engage your mind remembering some good qualities and good times you spent with the person you are missing. 2. Regular simple breath awareness meditation also help manage your loss. 3. You may also l write daily 3 to 5 things you are grateful to every morning. These things could be as simple as having a bed to sleep and food to eat. Affirm what you write and add new thing in your list for 7 to10 days. If you are not feeling any change over next 2 weeks or if you lack motivation to initiate and maintain above activities feel free contact me and we could work together for few weeks to months to reverse your cycle and help you appreciate what you have. Hope this helps wishing you very best. Edit answer.
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I am an 18 years old boy and I have started smoking cannabis. I've read online that it is good for health in controlled quantities so is it right to go on this path. Does cannabis also cause cancer like tobacco products? Also it fine to smoke 3-4 joints a day. Will it affect me on a chronic basis?

MD Radiation Oncology, ESMO Certified Medical Oncologist, DM Medical Oncology (Pursuing)
Oncologist, Mumbai
Hi lybrate-user, cannabis smoking is injurious to health and you should try to abstain from it. It will slowly induce dependence and hamper your life. It will definitely have very harmful effects if you consume it on a chronic basis. So, its my advice and request to you to not spoil your entire life and even suggest your friends to stay away from this slow poison.
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I am consuming 5 cigeratte in a day is it good for my health ?

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
Dermatologist,
Even one cigarette smoking is injurious to your health and your family health. Quit smoking and enjoy life
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How should I improve my concentration and will power.

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, you must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Take care.
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